The Thom Lewis case really tells a large part of the saga of Don Bailey, and others being the direct target of specifically alleged and provable judicial misconduct. This case also reveals the political and personal interconnectedness of Judge Jones with some individuals who are involved in some sort of cults/healing centers, and dog trafficking, who were running parts of their operations out of the PLCB offices when Jones was the Chairman, and were in business and/or affiliated with Office of Disciplinary Counsel personnel. This case lead to the underlying federal court sanctions proceeding, which in turn led to the referral of the document linked below to Disciplinary Counsel (Killion and Fulton) and to the charges being discussed throughout this site.
In this case of the homeless man and his dog, Judge Jones threw out 2 federal cases where the man had his dog stolen by some humane society folks. The case went through two injunction hearings, and Thom Lewis became a real issue and obstacle, despite being a competent and dedicated collie rescue. For some strange reason, the humane society folks, who are believed to be connected to defendants in the Lewis case, as well as to a local news channel personality, would not simply give the man his dog back. Mr. Thomas was originally represented by Andrew Ostrowski, who fought the humane society and the lawyers, and even the judge, and ultimately got the dog returned to Thomas. Judge Jones, nevertheless, dismissed the two cases. Mr. Bailey is representing Thomas in the appeals. Many of the connections that were the basis of the allegations of Bailey in the Lewis case were revealed throught the bizarre handling of the Thomas case.
The Julian Adams case involved a Harrisburg City Police officer who was effectively terminated based upon a completely manufactured charge that Adams lied under oath. He was later actually terminated when he filed a federal lawsuit. The Chief of Police of Harrisburg, Charles Kellar, was very close to then-Mayor Steven Reed and is widely-known to be racially insensitive at least - there was evidence that he used the "N" word frequently, for example. The Mayor was involved at the time with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in an ongoing inquiry into alleged racial problems in the police department under Kellar, all of which was revealed during discovery. Judge Jones would not, however, permit even the deposition of Reed, and although Adams' case was allowed to go to trial, the developing circumstances as reflected throughout this site caused him to settle his case for minimal value without going to trial.
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